Jennifer Baum has an MFA in Filmmaking from the University of British Columbia, a certificate in Master Novel Writing from University of California Los Angeles, and a MTESOL from Arizona State University. Currently, she teaches composition at Mesa Community College. She has been published in the Village Voice, Jacobin, the New York Daily News, Guernica, Canadian Jewish Outlook, Jewish Observer LA, Jewish News AZ, Mutha Magazine, Hip Mama, and NewFound, which nominated her creative nonfiction essay, A Different Set of Rules, for a Pushcart award. She is working on a memoir, Just City, about growing up in subsidized housing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Her short films have screened in Havana, Seattle, Tokyo, San Francisco, Vancouver, New York, Toronto, and Ottawa.